Overview: The safest option for anyone inside a building that is on fire is to get out immediately and call 9-1-1. It is also very important to stay out once you get out. Too many times, responding fire departments in Tennessee have seen injury or death occur because the resident re-entered a building that was on fire, either to attempt to rescue another person or to recover personal items. Between 2012 and 2016, 16 residents in Tennessee died in house fires due to re-entering the structure after escape.
Home Fire Escape
4.1.2 Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of each level of the home. Show all doors and windows. Go to each room and point to the two ways out. Practice the plan with everyone in your household, including visitors.
4.1.7 Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open.
Practicing the Home Fire Drill
4.2.5 Get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people, pets, or things.